Cal Volleyball BIO
Shannon Hawari
Player Profile:
Shannon Hawari 1250343
Position: Middle Hitter
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Plano West HS
Major: American Studies
Experience: 3 Letters

As a Redshirt Junior (2011):

• Recognized by the AVCA as an All-Pacific Region honorable mention

• Earned an All-Pac-12 honorable mention and Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

• Was second on the squad with 2.68 per set and 3.38 points per set

• Her .387 attack percentage placed her third on the single-season list

• Still holds first place in career hitting, amassing an .366 percentage

• Tied Kat Brown for first with 1.17 blocks per set

• Amassed an impressive .337 attack percentage

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2010):

• Returned with a vengeance after her medical redshirt year, starting 32 matches and playing in all but 10 of Cal's sets

• Named an AVCA All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 honorable mention

• Made the Seattle Regional All-Tournament team

• Tallied career highs across the board - 227 kills, .419 hitting percentage, 30 digs, 124 block assists, 131 total blocks, 2.74 points per set

• Performed amazingly in the nonconference tournaments, meriting placement on the Cal Molten Classic and Hilton Garden Inn Classic all-tournament squads

• Lead the Pac-10 Conference and finished sixth in the nation with her .419 attacking percentage

• Was second on the team and Pac-10 with 1.21 blocks per set

As a Sophomore (2009):

• Appeared in just over five matches before sustaining a season-ending leg injury

• Posted a season-high 11 kills (1e, 21att, .476) and a career-high six digs in a four-set win over Saint Mary's, Aug. 29

• Suffered torn left anterior cruciate ligament in the first set of a match at Hawaii on Sept. 6

As a Freshman (2008):

• Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman team honors and saw action in all but one match

• Set the all-time Cal single season record for hitting percentage (.387) as she registered 113 kills on 230 attacks with just 24 errors

• Ranked third on the team in blocks (0.84 bps)

• Set a career high in kills (15) and attacks (22) at USC Oct. 25

• Posted a career high seven total blocks against Notre Dame on Sept. 13

High School/Club:

• One of Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 high school players for 2007, Hawari also earned All-America honors for 2007-08 as a senior at Plano West High School in Plano, Texas

• Member of the Texas all-state all-star team

• 2007 High School Sports Magazine All-County MVP, 2007 Dallas Morning News All-Area Player of the Year, District 9-5A MVP

• Helped her team to its first-ever appearance Texas state tournament as a senior captain

• Led her squad to tournament championships in the 2006-08 at the Duncanville Tournament of Champions, earning all-tournament honors

• 2006 District 9-5A Blocker of the Year, first-team All-District

• 2005 District 8-5A Newcomer of the Year, first-team All-District

• Earned National Junior Olympics All-American honors at the 18's Open with her club, Texas Advantage

• 2007 PrepVolleyball Classic Outstanding Hitter

• PrepVolleyball's No. 23-rated recruit in 2007

• A member of the National Honors Society


• Shannon Grace Hawari was born Oct. 30, 1989, in Dallas

• Parents are Kenneth and Beverly Hawari

• Brother Kyle, 25, was a defensive lineman on the Yale football team

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